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Major in Anthropology
Captivating and Curious Careers of Anthropology Video
Department of Anthropology
The AnthroGuide is the most comprehensive and highly used reference source in anthropology, providing information about your department or program to a wide audience. This resource is used by agencies and researchers to identify anthropologists with particular research backgrounds and specialty, by professionals seeking to locate colleagues, and by students to select schools.
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The searchable online version of the AnthroGuide, gives access to more than 800 academic departments; museums; government agencies; nonprofits, NGOs, and foundations; research and consulting firms.
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Comparative Data Project Survey
In the spring of 2013, the American Anthropological Association conducted an anonymous, online survey to gather data on college and university programs in anthropology. The survey was first distributed in March 2013 to a list of 477 unique institutions culled from the AAA database. These institutions, primarily located in North America, offered a program in anthropology or a program with an anthropological component. In the case of hybrid anthropology programs, respondents were directed to report on either the entire department or the anthropology component as appropriate.
Did your department participate in the survey? For more information on how to access the full dataset in the Comparative Data Repository, please contact Daniel Ginsberg, AAA Professional Fellow.
All other interested parties can purchase the full Comparative Data Project dataset.
Careers in Anthropology Videos
Discovering the bow of a ship underneath the World Trade Center, helping corporations understand how people's identities show up in technology – or a think tank looking at social relationships in the workplace, working with gangs in East LA, a death investigator helping police solve crimes – it seems anthropology is everywhere these days. And that’s no coincidence because anthropologists ARE everywhere these days, studying the biological, cultural, linguistic, and archaeological aspects of what it means to be human.
The American Anthropological Association has created a video series to showcase who we are, what we do, and how we add value to society. Join us as we explore the Captivating and Curious Careers of Anthropology.
Evaluation & Assessment Tools
Promoting Applied Scholarship for Tenure and Promotion
Consortium of Practicing and Applied Anthropology Programs (COPAA)
Cultural Anthropology Assessment Plan
Opening Doors to Faculty Involvement in Assessment
National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment
- Senior Survey
- Alumni Survey
- Faculty and Peer Mentor Evaluations of Scholarly Achievement
- Completion of Academic "Milestones"
- Monitoring Professional Career Trajectories After Advanced-Degree Completion
The University of Arizona
Step-by-step guides and how-to materials
University of Hawaii at Manoa